Learn How To Clean Your Mid-Century Modern Lights Like A Pro – Today’s post will be a bit different from usual since the focus will not be on interior design projects, but how to clean and preserve your Mid-century modern lamps. Best Design Projects, then, has the perfect guide with the most useful complete clean & care tips for your lamps and according to their finishes. Read through the article and save these interior design tips. They will help your house and favorite design pieces stay amazing day after day and year after year.
CLEAN & CARE
The following are just a few tips on how you can maintain your mid-century modern light fixtures and have them always looking stunning and in perfect condition. However, this doesn’t mean you should not read the cleaning and care instructions that come with your lamp. So, keep in mind that you should always try to figure out what it’s best for your lighting fixture. Hopefully, this article will help you understand what best suits your needs! Now, go grab a pen and paper and start taking notes!
# PREPARING TO CLEAN…
Before cleaning any lamp or lampshade, be sure to unplug your light from its power source and disconnect it from all power outlets it might be connected to.
Unscrew the articulations so the arms of your lamps move more freely. This will ensure you don’t do any permanent damage to the electrical connections.
Take off your light bulbs, avoiding contact with the glass part. If need be, make sure to replace them with the recommended light bulb for your lamp.
# IRON, ALUMINUM, COPPER
The best way to clean lamps that are made of iron, aluminum or copper is by using a clean soft cloth and then proceed to gently wipe the lamp. However, take note that solid metal bases can also be polished using lemon oil. The best tip is to be careful when wiping the lamp, always using gentle motions.
Brass bases are lacquered to prevent tarnishing. This means that using a brass cleaner is usually not necessary. However, in order to maintain the finish, you can use a clean and soft cloth to wipe your lamp. This will ensure you will have a shiny and clean lamp at all times!
# LACQUERED COLORS
In order to clean all the colorful parts of your lamp, you should make sure to use a clean and soft white cloth. If you prefer, you can dampen your cloth with a mild solution of soapy water, as it will help to keep the dust away for longer. You should thoroughly rinse the cloth in clean water and then re-do the whole process.
Marble can look stunning, but it should be well kept in order to stay with you through the years. Again, you can use a clean cloth to wipe the stone. You may also dampen the cloth with a mild solution of soapy water for a better cleaning process.
# WHICH LAMPS SHOULD I USE?
It is great that you now know how to keep your lighting fixtures in the best conditions. However, the most important thing is placement. If you don’t know how to use them in your interior design project, chances are they will look out of place and not in sync with the whole home decor you are planning. We have put together a couple of infographics with ideas on how to use mid-century modern lamps across your home planning, and also which light bulbs might be the best ones for you. Take a look!
LED light bulbs are trending right now. However, that might not always be the best solution for the mid-century modern lamp you have just bought. Check out this quick guide we found to be super helpful when planning an interior design project. You can also learn how to install recessed lighting in this article we have written for you.
Now that you know the best cleaning tips to preserve your Mid-century lamps, it’s time to see some interior design tips that will show you where to place these stunning lights. Be inspired!
Mid-century lamps are also versatile pieces and can be paired with multiple styles. In the photo above you can see a classic mid-century white chandelier paired with Nordic-inspired dining chairs and a boho round dining table. Everything is possible when done right!
Mid-century pendant lights are also great for bigger projects. Think contract, hospitality. In the photo above you can see them displayed in a very glamorous mid-century restaurant bar.
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